Summer slipped up on me
and I was in a mess.
Our kitchen remodel kept my attention,
back when it was time for me to be outdoors.
Then a knee problem came along and I was in trouble.
I kept waiting, wanting to clear out my gardens
but it never happened.
Thankfully, we were able to get help.
In one day, these two guys cleared out my gardens
and got everything back in shape.
Hubby had hauled in a dump truck load of mulch,
and another day, these two toted it around
and my flower gardens looked beautiful!
I was impressed at how hard they worked.
I am so thankful for my sister-in-law
sharing her helpers with me.
Endless Summer hydrangea
and Martha Washington geranium-on my front porch
New pots of annuals around my fountain
and cleaned out landscaping in the front yard.
Purple Palace heuchera's (coral bells) were mostly taken out.
Side garden, along driveway-
Easter lily, planted last year & just now blooming-
Aztec Gold hosta
Side yard garden
with wagon full of plants to be potted
(which I finally accomplished on Saturday!)
Lucifer ( I can't think of the botanical name at the moment...)
and a little hosta that I love.
White pines, some of which lost their tops
this past winter in our ice storm-
Jolly Bee perennial geranium-
if you don't have this plant, I highly recommend it! -
and a view of the patio/sidewalk garden.
My overgrown gazebo garden
I almost pulled up the yellow flower this spring!
A variegated leaf came up that I didn't remember planting
and I almost jerked it up. A few days later, I noticed buds
on it so decided it could stay until it bloomed.
I'm not sure what it is, but glad I didn't dig it up.
Raspberry monardo or bee balm--
and way too many Shasta Daisys!
I have had the mauve colored one for years but do not know it's name-
the middle one is Grapette-
and the yellow one is unknown.
I guess I need to start keeping my plant tags...
and oak leaf hydrangeas-
They love my back yard!
For now, things are looking beautiful around here
and I am enjoying getting outdoors once again.
There has been so much rain this season,
it has been hard to get lawn chores done.
One phrase of an old Beatles song keeps going through my mind...
"I get by with a little help from my friends"
and that is what I may need to do from now on...
enlist some help.
(And no...I don't need to get high with a little help from my friends!"